How long can a well-installed epoxy flooring system last?
Like anything, an epoxy flooring systems lifespan varies on many different variables: usage, area, weather, climate, and more. On average an epoxy floor will last 20 or more years. A lost will depend on whether you’re asking about a facility that uses harmful chemicals, a gym that has a lot of high impacts, a shopping center with high foot traffic, or a garage with fluids and oils. Furthermore, epoxy floors are resistant and durable to just about everything imaginable that could destroy a floor, therefore, their lifespans will be decades long. A professionally installed epoxy floor will surely outlast any DIY kit, so don’t throw your money away on a kit, give us a call for more information on the possible future of your floors.
What are the benefits of Garage Epoxy Flooring?
Epoxy floors offer a long list of benefits for all floors, whether kitchens or hospitals, there is something each advantage offers any area epoxy concrete floors are installed. The advantages offered to a garage are:
- Durability: epoxy resists wear and tear against vehicles or tracked in salts or debris that would otherwise damage your concrete.
- Strength: once your epoxy floor has cured with your concrete and become a solid, it will prevent your concrete from cracking, peeling, or chipping off.
- Eco-Friendly: epoxy floors are the best green option for any home or business who cares about their footprint. Due to the fact that an epoxy floor requires less material use, your floors installation will produce less waste.
- Aesthetically pleasing: garages can be enhanced from dull to incredible with a simple epoxy flooring system. From colors, patterns, and designs, epoxy floors can liven up any dark garage.
- Quick installation: an epoxy floor installation for your garage, time may vary, but on average you can expect your installation to be 100% complete between 24 and 72 hours. For more information on time, give us a call.
Where can epoxy flooring be applied?
Epoxy floors are not only beautiful, but they are also highly sought after because of their versatility, and ability to last through even the harshest of environments. There are facilities and health care buildings that use epoxy floors, just as do regular homes and normal businesses. Below is a list of some of the places where an epoxy floor can be used:
- Shopping Centers
- Retail Shops
- Living Spaces
- Business Buildings
- Government Buildings
Why is epoxy flooring better than traditional concrete flooring?
There are many distinctions that make an epoxy floor much more suitable for everyday use than a regular concrete floor. For example, a concrete floor is very porous and allows all kinds of pollutants, debris, chemicals, and water to seep through it and ruin the concretes foundation. Concrete is also easily stained and cracked, which means, it is in a constant state of needing to be repaired. Concrete on its own cannot protect itself against mold growth and bacteria because it is not water-resistant, therefore, creates a perfect breeding ground for both.
An epoxy floor has no such issues because of the mixture that solidifies on top of your concrete, made of resins and hardeners. Once the epoxy flooring system has been installed your concretes pores are sealed off from potentially harmful chemicals, oils, and fluids. The sealant isolates spills and debris to make them easy and accessible to be cleaned up. Epoxy floors are so resistant to all types of damage that their lifespans are well over 15 years.
How long does it take to install a garage epoxy floor?
Installation can vary for a garage because there are questions that must be answered prior to installation, such as:
- How large is the garage?
- Was there prior epoxy on the floor?
- Are there repairs that must take place prior to installation?
- Are there residual paints or oils that need to be removed?
There are quite a few questions that need to be answered before a timeframe can definitely be established, however, on a general basis it can take anywhere from 24 to 72 hours for a garage to be finished.
What are the different types of epoxy flooring?
There are many different types of epoxy that are created to suit different wants and needs. Our professional installers can talk you through the process as to which one would be best for you and your specific needs. Some people want pure aesthetics, whereas others are concerned with safety, so it depends on what you and your contractor decide is the best epoxy flooring.
Are epoxy floors slippery?
Epoxy floors can be made to be slip-resistant if asked. It is a quality that must be mentioned before installation. Epoxy floors are popular because of their many safety features, like fire resistance, chemical, and slip resistance, and also the floors ability to brighten up a room improving visibility.
What is the maintenance like for an epoxy floor?
Maintenance for epoxy floorings is another reason why these floors are so popular. With minimal to none compared to any other flooring type you could compare them too. Below is a list of recommended ways to upkeep an epoxy floor:
- Minor spills require a simple wipe with a paper towel or washcloth.
- Routine mops and sweeps with little to no detergent. (Please consult with our professionals prior to applying any cleaning solution to your floors.)
- Sweeping loose debris on a daily basis is always recommended for hygiene and safety purposes
- Simple routine inspections are encouraged to ensure that your floors are staying up to date even while that last decades down the road.
Are epoxy floors good for commercial settings?
Epoxy floors are perfect solutions for any commercial setting because of the beauty and safety features these floors offer. Many epoxy floors look like one of a kind floors that draw the attention of clients and customers alike. Many commercial epoxy floors can be made to be slip and fire resistant as well as strong against high foot-traffic wear/tear.
Are epoxy floors good for residential settings?
Residential epoxy floors are some of the most highly sought-after flooring systems in home décor. Their affordability and beauty have made them the hottest trend in interior design. Luckily, these beautiful floors also last for decades and allow you and your family to live your lives without constant worry about floor treatments, floor care, or damaging your floors.